Each weeknight at 7:00 PM join Susan Giles Wantuck, Bethany Cagle and Russell Gant for some of the best music ever written. Music that’s good enough to earn the title “Masterwork.” Listen for full length performances and large scale works like Carmina Burana, Mahler Symphonies, some new recordings and music that will be performed in our local concert halls. A full masterwork is featured each weeknight at 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.
Wednesday, May 15: A 16th Century palace in Spain built by Philip II inspired Joaquin Rodrigo to write the Concierto de Aranjuez. Today it is his best known work. We’ll hear that today on Your First Choice and the gorgeous American song, Embraceable You from the Gershwin musical Girl Crazy. It features the violinist Joshua Bell. Join Susan Giles Wantuck for those works and a full hour of Classical favorites today at 4:00 PM on Classical WSMR.
Public Arts: Classical Music
WSMR Music Notes
WSMR Music Programs
Each weekday morning listeners enjoy classical music with insight and wit provided by Russell Gant. He finds the interesting stories and history that makes this music come alive. Find out how relevant classical music can be to your life by listening each weekday morning starting at 8:00 AM.
Join Bethany Cagle every weekday at 11:00 AM for your favorite classical selections. Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen as you go about your busy day. You’ll find Bethany’s the perfect companion on the radio.
Looking for a great way to unwind in the late afternoon? WSMR 89.1 has your favorite classical music broadcast, weekdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Your First Choice.
Sunday Baroque allows you an opportunity each week to explore Baroque and early music (written before 1750). Composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel were the cornerstones of this era, with masterpieces including the Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, and the Brandenburg Concertos.
Sunday Baroque celebrates the current wealth of recorded repertoire available, with great performances by yesterday's and today's best performers.
SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles, along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.
Performance Today from American Public Media
WSMR National Programming
Now in its tenth season, From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians in live performances that are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.
Performance Today is a two hour weekday program which features classical music in concert from American Public Media studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. Fred Child hosts each weekday, and brings you some of the most remarkable live concert performances…sometimes within hours after they were performed!